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Meet the Wunder Birds!

Meet the Wunder Birds!

You’ve seen them. Along the sidewalk’s edge, in the flowerbed, high overhead. Little birds chirp chirping as they peck and forage. I like to think they’re excited–exclaiming about a choice berry, crunchy beetle or perfect little twig to take back to their nest. They’re a good reminder that the little things can be wonderful. Wouldn’t … Continue reading

Inspiration Iceland: Wool

Inspiration Iceland: Wool

It’s impossible to stroll the streets of downtown Reykjavík and not notice the wool. Yes, there are many shops filled with sweaters aimed at tourists, but I also spotted at least three vendors in the Kolaportid Flea Market stitching behind their tables. When I saw a store devoted to wool goods, I couldn’t resist a visit. At … Continue reading

Connected

Connected

My colorful bag of squares has taken shape. Small squares became bigger squares. Then joined together to make diamonds.Then fit together to cover the base–and connect with the globe. Just in time for the artdc Gallery 18″ x 18″ Show. I called the finished piece, “Generations.” My grandmother first taught me to crochet and the granny … Continue reading

work in progress

work in progress

It started with the glass. Then a sketch of how it might connect. Then the stitches.And final plans for assembly. Deadline: Sunday.

what i’m working on

what i’m working on

While watching the Olympics, gallery sitting, manning my booth or riding metro, crochet has been my go-to of late. I’m using the ends of lots of balls of yarn to make mini granny squares. I’m pretty sure all the little squares will be coming together for my first yarn bombing. I’m also giving shawl making … Continue reading

Artomatic: what’s on display

Artomatic: what’s on display

I’ve talked more than a few times about preparations and installation for my first Artomatic display, but neglected to share more about what you’ll find there. You can see for yourself through June 23, but here’s a mini tour in the meantime. I have three sets of work on display–each with elements or accents of … Continue reading

Artomatic: Installation

Artomatic: Installation

Artomatic–DC’s biggest creative event–opened on Friday. Before sharing the details of what you’ll see in my space on the second floor, I thought I’d share a bit from installation. The good news was, with 11 floors to choose from, space was not really an issue. I found an open wall in a nice window-filled room. … Continue reading

enthusiasm

enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is infectious, isn’t it? In a break from my prep for the Ballston Arts & Craft Market and Artomatic, I took a break two weekends ago for some much needed shopping. I was without a car for the weekend, so I set out on my motorcycle on a lovely spring day. I snagged some … Continue reading

Ready, Set, Go

Ready, Set, Go

When I get super busy, I tend to get quiet. Head down, go, go, get it done furious focus, quiet. Okay there are occasional bursts of loud too–most often when I trip over something. I feel like it’s been a head down, focused kind of few weeks, but there’s light–and awesomeness–on the horizon. This Saturday … Continue reading